Irma Freeman Center for Imagination
5006 Penn Ave,
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Artist Talk with Kosmo Vinyl
Rating: PG-13 (London and New York City)
Genre: Visual Art
Legendary ‘Clash Man’ Kosmo Vinyl Brings his “Cisco Kid vs. Donald Trump” Art Exhibition to the Irma Freeman Center for Imagination and on Saturday April 6 at noon to talk art, the Clash and other history.
About the Performer:
Kosmo Vinyl was an integral part of the 70s/80s English music scene. He's best known as the promoter/manager/ringmaster & rabble-rouser for The Clash and Ian Dury & the Blockheads. These days, the former Londoner turned New Yorker keeps busy as a visual artist & 'cultural curator'.
Kosmo's first major art project was a five-year series of "Pop-Art influenced collages with a Punk aesthetic" that paid homage to his beloved West Ham United FC. He made a unique piece for every match 'The Hammers' played, culminating when they left their historic Boleyn Ground for London's Olympic Stadium in 2016. Kosmo also paid tribute to the England Men's National Team, commemorating their World Cup history. That work was exhibited in 2013 at his first exhibition at London's Eb & Flow Gallery, followed by a show in Somerset during the 2014 FIFA World Cup. His US debut included the England works, as well as four pieces dedicated to the US Men's National Team World Cup campaign. The show, presented by VINSONart and sponsored by Mailchimp & Heineken, took place in Atlanta at Lightroom Studio.
DATES AND TIMES:
Friday, April 6 at 12:00 PM
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Kosmo Vinyl introducing The Clash at Shea Stadium in New York City